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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.
Let's see the front of that.
PU Skunk How close are you to the NC border and which side of SC? I second the streetfighter pic request to.
Here's and update on the 99 VFR I bought for $2600. I put 600 miles on it this week so its at 50,700 miles. It looks showroom new and has an impressive folder full of maintenance records, but I think I understand why the seller let it go cheap. Worn steering bearings take all the joy out of sporting riding. A bad thermostat keeps the ECU on the warm-up map and it only gets 32 mpg. The battery keeps going down due to a bad regulator. So I have all three things that tend to go bad on high milage VFRs. No problem! I'm gonna fix em all and put another 50K on this great machine.
Oh, and thanks for the tip Kbasa.
After renting a VFR overseas several years ago have had my heart set on one. Found a mint '01 previously owned by a meticulous middle aged gent who bought it new. He put 12,800 miles on it over the eight years. Kept service records. He traded it for a Triumph Scrambler at my BMW/Triumph dealer and after mulling it over for a spell brought it home yesterday. Looks like it had just came out of the crate. Will probably swap out the exhaust can and that's about it. There's nothing like a VFR. Could be in the barn a looooong time.
Rad those are two sweet rides, sfarson that is a cherry ride also.
I'm about your age, but unfortunately even with a modded riding position the VFR would cripple me.
The 2001 and older gear driven cam models are such an affordable/rideable classic !
I'd leave the oem exhaust can on, just to better hear that motor...
It's getting to the point nowadays, that hearing a bike with a stock exhaust go by, sounds so wonderfully sophisticated to me.
I had an '87 starting in about '89 and put 35K miles on it until 94, at which point I traded it for a new 94. Both great bikes, the '94 being truly excellent. Someday I'll have another.
I have an 05, red of course.....
With all the wild rides you've owned, it's kinda funny to see get a VFR now. Still got that Orange-framed Buell?
Just made a deal to buy a 2000! Pick her up on Saturday!
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On the short list of most regrettable farewells. Excellent memory!
After some minor deliberation I have decided that my next bike should be a VFR. Perusing some internet ads, I see that there are some good(?) deals on bikes with damaged fairings. I don't know right now whether I'd rather spent a little money money on a bike that had been dropped a time or 2 or whether I'd rather save a little more for a bike in nice shape. I'm also more interested in the 1998-2001 year range. Any VFRistas have advice about cosmetics?
I just went through similar deliberations. I specifically wanted a cheap 5th generation and looked at some bikes that had been down. It seemed somewhat difficult to find replacement VFR plastic at reasonable prices so instead I looked for a higher mileage example. You might consider this because some VFR owners take great care of their bikes and a clean high mileage one could be a better choice for the frugal budget.
I've got an 01 that has done a couple of x-country trips.
original clutch, original RR (knock on wood!) 86 000 kms
Sorry guys, I thought the pictures were embedded properly in my first post on this thread. Anyway, sold my ST1300 and bought this beauty. Pick her up on Saturday in Knoxville. Can't wait!
That yellow piping on the seat looks nice -- goes well with the color combo.
I bought this for the wife.
She conceived (ok we...)
I get a bike for a year :)
That was the first thing I thought, too. But hey, the VFR really is a sweet ride.
Here is a picture of my 2000 VFR. I added a high mount Staintune, and stripped the black paint off the wheels.
I had a 95 R1100R previously, and was spoiled by the heated grips, so I installed a set on this bike.
The VFR is a comfortable bike. I am tall (6'3",) and the fit is very good.
My pleasure, man.